And We Are Off!
ProjectGapYearFamily

We did it!  After 9 months of prep, we finally hit the road!!!!  🙂 Life was such a whirlwind those first weeks of August that when we finally got on the road August 16th we took off a little bit like a mini tornado (along with the realization that we would need to stop for groceries […]

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6 Months in 3 Weeks
family

When my husband and I decided to embark on this grand adventure and take a year to unplug from our regular busy lives and travel, we knew it would change us and our kids.  Naively I thought it might take a few months, something around 6, but things started shifting within 3 weeks. The main reason […]

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These Walls Can’t Hold Us
the power of waterfalls

We all walk this journey in life on our own paths.  Some are tame, some are wild and some are pretty ordinary.  And sometimes the paths we find ourselves on are not the path we imagined as a child. When we begin this world as little kids, the whole world is a fascination, something to […]

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Family Outdoor Gear Essentials I Will Always Pack
mountains

This last weekend our family made a last minute decision to hop in the car for a 2,000 mile trip.   Yes, you read that right, a last minute decision for a road trip that most would never endure… And it was totally worth it! We drove through the night from Nebraska to Montana after […]

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Project Gap Year Launch Day
Project Gap Year

I had big plans for today. For months I envisioned all five of us packed into our Rav4 with a suitcase each, waving goodbye to our house with plans to only return to officially pack everything up in our POD around the closing date of our house sale. I had envisioned us clapping and singing in […]

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Escaping the Hamster Wheel of Life
simplify

After hearing about what we are doing here at Project Gap Year, many have expressed that they too wish to make a change and simplify their busy lives, but don’t know where to start.  Today I’m excited to be featuring a guest post from Victoria Mininger from Simplified Life. It’s amazing how the busyness of life creeps […]

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Why We Decided Not To Get A Motorhome.
RV

A few months ago when we announced our plans to take an Gap Year to travel with our kids between our boys 5th and 6th grade year, we contemplated getting an RV. It seems so iconic.  Get and RV and see the US National Parks.  Take your house with you.  Stretch out on the road. […]

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10 Reasons to Shake Up Your Life A Bit
10 Reasons

I think we all secretly crave a little adventure in our lives, but we get going on the treadmill of life and forget that we can actually get off whenever we want. For most people, staying on the course, you know…the job, house, kids, school, soccer practice, etc. is natural.  Honestly, it gets quite comfortable.  Even […]

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The Trip Of A Lifetime
Sydney, Australia

You hear people talking about their dream vacation or their once-in-a-life time trip and you dream about your perfect vacation, but to actually be doing it?  UNREAL!!!  🙂 To step off the plane and see this!!!!! Ok, we will probably see the airport first, but you get the point.  😉 For years my husband and I […]

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Life Isn’t An Emergency
life isn't an emergency

As I pulled the covers up over my shoulders and turned to my husband to chat, I felt a wash of relief come over me. “We don’t have to push so hard to accomplish everything by June 1st do we?” “No,” he said.  “This is supposed to be about reprioritizing our lives, not driving us crazy.” Up until […]

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